noun see wire-puller

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Wire-pulling — Wire pull ing, n. The act of pulling the wires, as of a puppet; hence, secret influence or management, especially in politics; intrigue. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wire-pulling — n scheming, plotting, influence, intrigue, conspiring, manipulation, pull, Machiavellianism COLLOQ. clout * * * noun ( s) Etymology: wire (I) + pulling, gerund of pull …   Useful english dictionary

  • wire-pulling — noun It took some wire pulling to get the mayor to come to the party. See: wire puller and pull wires …   Словарь американских идиом

  • wire-pulling —    the covert use of influence or pressure    Like the actuation of a puppet:     ... promises were held out of wire pulling tactics in high political circles . (R. F. Foster, 1993, referring to the advance publicity for Mrs Parnell s 1914… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • wire-pulling — /ˈwaɪə pʊlɪŋ/ (say wuyuh pooling) noun Chiefly US → string pulling. –wire puller, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • wire pulling — Synonyms and related words: Byzantine intrigues, artifice, backscratching, backstairs influence, behind the scenes influence, cabal, collusion, complicity, complot, confederacy, connections, connivance, conspiracy, contrivance, contriving,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • wire-puller — noun Bill got a ticket for speeding, but his father is a wire puller and got it fixed. See: pull wires and wire pulling …   Словарь американских идиом

  • wire-puller — noun Date: 1825 one who uses secret or underhanded means to influence the acts of a person or organization • wire pulling noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Wire drawing — is a manufacturing process used to reduce or change the diameter of a wire or rod by pulling the wire or rod through a single or series of drawing die(s). There are many applications for wire drawing, including electrical wiring, cables, tension… …   Wikipedia

  • Wire wheels — Wire wheels, (wire spoked wheels), invented by James Starley, are still used on many motorcycles and most bicycles. Such wheels have a hub connected to a rim by wire spokes. Although these wires are generally stiffer than a typical braided wire… …   Wikipedia

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